It's clear now that E! wasn't the right home for Philipps' late-night talk show, says Kate Erbland, who suggests that Philipps tap into her social media savvy and lay off the celebrity interviews if her show finds a new home. "Whichever network (hopefully) snaps up Busy Tonight, it will have to grapple with some very necessary changes to get the show up to snuff," says Erbland. "The real rub: all the stuff that made Philipps such an appealing star (and not just on social media) was gradually squeezed out of the first season of the show. Philipps’ ability to share the minutiae of her life on Instagram and make it engaging, fun, and relatable was the key to her charm — it’s difficult to imagine another personality who could make videos taken during the sweaty height of her daily workouts so amusing, but Philipps did just that — and it’s hard to shake the sense that the host knows that that’s been missing from both her social media channels and her life lately."
TOPICS: Busy Tonight, E!, Busy Philipps, Late Night